Sell also: chump, cod, dissipate, dupe, fritter, gull, jester, mark, mug, Patsy, sap, shoot, slang, sucker
• Noun: a person who lacks good judgment
• Noun: a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
• Noun: a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the middle ages
• Verb: make a fool or dupe of
• Verb: spend frivolously and unwisely; example: "Fritter away one's inheritance"
• Verb: fool or hoax; examples: "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone", "You can't fool me!"
• Verb: indulge in horseplay; examples: "Enough horsing around--let's get back to work!", "The bored children were fooling about"
It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.
A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
Robert Pattinson has the face of a film-noir dupe. It's a face that is searching and open and kind. It's a face that a certain type of woman might want to fool because, in its intensely old-fashioned kindness, the face says, I love you. Fool me.
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
Am I a fool? I don't think I'm a fool. But I think I sure was fooled.
It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.
Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows it?
A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn't afterward.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.
My whole deal when I do accents or dialects is I gotta fool the locals. If I fool the locals then I've done my job.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.